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Crate and Barrel Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment where you are encouraged to lead with your strengths (in 66 reviews)

  • Fantastic team, great product, relaxed atmosphere (compared to other retail companies I have worked for) (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Not always a lot of hours when working part time (in 48 reviews)

  • Not many options for full time in merchandising (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Company I've Ever Worked For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Crate & Barrel searches the globe for merchandise that offers great design, remarkable quality, and timeless style. The company therefore attracts employees from all walks of life, and fosters excellence with stupendous comradery and frequent training. Crate & Barrel is very inclusive and encourages collaboration. It values the opinions of its workers and customers with the utmost respect. It is also very proud of its Illinois heritage and loyal partnership with its vendors around the world. Lastly they offer great innovation and trend-setting style that is simply iconic.

    Cons

    The showroom hours can be long and tough, especially with lots of customers shopping, but the teamwork makes it all worth it. Wages were fair but raises were very modest. However, the path to career advancement is great many of my coworkers and myself all received promotions that took us to management, corporate, or furniture sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the enthusiasm, comradery, and exceptional leadership!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Well-paid part-time job"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people at my store were great: very friendly, caring, and always bringing in food. They were sad to see me leave every August, and excited to see me each May. My managers gave me reasonable workloads and my duties were reasonably varied each day and allowed me to work both in the back and front of house.

    Cons

    Lifting heavy merchandise all day was tiresome, though that is the nature of the job. Other than that I had no problems with the job and it paid well, $11.25/hr, and my second summer onwards $11.5/hr.

    Advice to Management

    Have more than one merchandiser work on heavy tasks like overstock movement.

  3. "Love Working Here!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strongest culture of anywhere I have worked. Busy but Fun environment. Work with great peers and corporate partners are inspiring!

    Cons

    It's a challenging job but worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing! Company is getting better and better!


  4. "Stock Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Stock Merchandiser in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Stock Merchandiser in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive working environment. Good pay

    Cons

    I have no cons to report!


  5. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Paid Birthday, Sick time, vacation time, discount, paid holidays

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be a problem


  6. "3 month review"

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    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone really cares about our customers and providing the best possible experience for them. We work as a team and try to listen to understand issues that need to be resolved. Crate is also a great environment to work in!

    Cons

    Keeping up with technology in supply chain is a major issue. We are still using the AS 400 system for the retail fulfillment which is outdated. We also need to reinvest in our material handling equipment and conveyor system.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek out improvement ideas from the teams at all locations.


  7. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great coworkers from different diverse backgrounds!! management team is also very hardworking and passionate about their work!

    Cons

    can't work in more than one department

  8. "Great Environment and Merchandise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great hours and a nice discount.

    Cons

    Customers who speak their mind.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give too many high school kids jobs.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crate and Barrel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Management is awesome. I am working as a developer, and I feel there is lot of learning opportunities, because they are working on all current technologies.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Previous Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Crate and Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Fun people, great product. Fast paced and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Company culture seems to be changing. Everything much more corporate driven.


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